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Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

Mindfulness and Wisdom Non-Residential Retreat with Andrea Fella

Saturday, November 24,  9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, November 25, 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Taught in the style of U Tejaniya.

During this daylong retreat we will explore a relaxed open awareness with an emphasis on exploring qualities of mind, and the attitude towards one’s experience. Such an open awareness practice supports both the formal meditation of sitting and walking, as well as awareness of our normal daily activities. The schedule for the retreat will alternate periods of sitting and walking with instructions and discussion. Aside from the instruction and discussion periods, the day will be primarily in silence. It is recommended for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

This daylong is the first day of a non-residential weekend retreat, which continues on Sunday.  The morning session on Sunday integrates with the usual Sunday morning Sitting and Talk. The afternoon session on Sunday is 1pm – 4:30pm.  All are welcome to participate during the weekend as they can.

For those who have attended the entire weekend retreat, the retreat can continue during the week with a meeting each morning from 7-9am. These meetings will include instructions and Dharma discussion. To support the community continuing to practice together during the week, Andrea asks that you commit to attending every morning during the week. Registration is required to attend the morning sessions. Registration will open September 24th, 2018. Please contact Yosh Haggerty: yosh.haggerty@gmail.com.

Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and began teaching meditation in 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the U.S. and Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janeka. Andrea teaches residential retreats for IMC, and at other centers around the country.